This is a page from 1998, where appropriate we have provided links to the stores sill existing.
Welcome to Mongoose Junction, a truly unique shopping complex located near the National Park Visitor’s Center in Cruz Bay, St. John.
Within the beautiful Caribbean architecture of finely crafted stone walls and exotic woodworking you will find an extraordinary selection of items from around the world.
Take your time to explore all the shops, watch artists create, relax in one of the many shaded courtyards, enjoy a tropical afternoon drink, or join us for an evening of live music and good food.
We’re always glad to see you!
Artisans at work
BATIK KITAB – St. John artist, Juliana Aradi, creates batiks which capture the colors and images of the islands. Works on silk, cotton, linens and paper.
THE CANVAS FACTORY – Since 1980, manufacturing practical and durable canvas bags for personal use, recreation, and business. Extensive line of quality cotton bags.
THE CLOTHING STUDIO – At the Caribbean’s oldest hand painted clothing studio (in operation since 1978), you can watch talented artists create original designs on fine tropical clothing.
DONALD SCHNELL STUDIO – Artist at work creating handcrafted pottery reflecting the feel of the islands. Hand blown and stained glass from St. John and the world.
BAJO EL SOL GALLERY & STUDIO – Representing works by Les Anderson, Kat Sowa and Aimee Tryser, featuring and variety of Caribbean inspired fine art originals, prints and crafts.
340 693-7070, FAX 340 693-7765
WORLD VIEW GRAPHICS – Variety of bold graphic designs combines with unique hand-painting to create this colorful, fun-to-wear sportswear. Artisans at work.
Clothing & Accessories
BAMBOULA – A beautifully arranged collection of primitive art, clothing, beads, baskets and textiles displayed on old-style Caribbean furniture, also for sale. Open until 9:30 Monday – Saturday. 340 693-8699
BIG PLANET ADVENTURE OUTFITTERS – Specializing in top name men’s, women’s and children’s clothing beachwear, footwear and accessories from Teva, Patagonia, Timberland, Birkenstock, Revo and Jams World. 340 776-6638
BOUGAINVILLEA – Island resort wear for men & ladies … featuring tropical clothing & accessories, shoes & hats, and a special gift collection for the island lifestyle. – 340 693-7190
Gifts & Galleries
FABRIC MILL – A must for people who love color… a multitude of bright colorful fabrics, rugs and sarongs; whimsical soft sculpture. All located in an elegant two story building. 340 776-6194 – FAX 340-693-8876
ISLAND FANCY – A colorful Caribbean shop with something for everyone! Tropical gifts and art, books and music, Virgin Island spices and St. John specialties. Open everyday! 809-776-6940
MAPes MONDe Ltd. – Fine reproductions of historic Caribbean maps, etchings and paintings in quality prints and note cards. Books about island history and gifts.
WICKER WOOD & SHELLS – Gifts Inspired by Nature. Handcrafted items from around the world. Original art, prints, crafts, local books, cards, calendar.
ART GALLERY at WICKER WOOD & SHELL – Original Art and Fine Crafts. Representing painters well known for St. John scenes. Bavano sculptures, decorative accents, picture frames, glass, designer jewelry, objects d’art.
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS – Fine jewelry and fine craft gallery, representing a diversity of talented craft artists from on-island and off-island. Exclusive Designs, home accents, island inspired gifts. 340 693-7005
CARAVAN GALLERY – A rich display of handmade silver and gold jewelry, artifacts and unique gifts from St. John and around the world, in a beautiful museum-like setting. 340 779-4566
COLOMBIAN EMERALDS INTERNATIONAL – The world’s leading Emerald jeweler offers a dazzling selection of precious gemstones and 14kt and 18kt gold jewelry. Authorized dealers for the best known names in watches.
R&I PATTON GOLDSMITHING – Owners Rudy and Irene Patton design and, with their expert staff create the majority of the gemstones 14 and 18 karat gold, and sterling silver jewelry found in their beautiful island-stone and mahogany building. Treasure coins, ancient coins and petroglyphs are Rudy’s specialty. top Grade Tahitian pearls and gemstones are hand selected by Irene. Also featured are a large unusual selection of loose earl opal inlay, and wedding bands. This knowledgeable, friendly group welcomes you. Catalog available. – 800 626-3445, 340 776-6548 – FAX 809-779-4816
CATERED TO, INC. – Vacation Rentals: Over 25 Rental villas for 2 to 10 persons, simple to sophisticated, beautifully furnished and landscaped, with spacious decks, outstanding views, most with pools.
HOLIDAY HOMES OF ST. JOHN, INC. – St. John’s oldest and largest Real Estate Firm offering residential commercial, and land properties. A professional sales staff striving to make your dreams reality.
TOWN & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE, INC. – From Seashore to Mountain Top, from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay; professional and personalized service, exclusively On St. John.
THE GRAPEVINE SALON – Complete beautification for the whole you. Fill hair, nail, and skin care services available, Appointments recommended.
Restaurants & Cafes
GECKO GAZEBO – Sit, relax and enjoy a cool tropical drink at our open-air bar overlooking beautiful Mongoose Junction. – 340 693-8340
MONGOOSE RESTAURANT, DELI & BISTRO – Garden Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Deli features a full line of delicious takeouts, fresh baked goodies and picnic supplies. Open 7 days. Entertainment weekly.
PARADISE RESTAURANT – Open 7 days a week. 4:30 p.m. until. Casually elegant dining of ltalian-American cuisine. Air conditioned or sunset second floor dining.
SUN DOG CAFE – Be seated at one of our shaded tables and let us serve you lunch in the courtyard. We feature a menu of homemade salads, overstuffed sandwiches and ice cream. – 340 693-8340
PROPER YACHTS – Crewed or barefoot yachts from a fleet of 42 ft. to 59 ft. Hinckley Yachts. Yacht sales, service and management.
HURRICANE ALLEY. – Active clothes for he whole family. T-shirts, casual clothes, bathing suits, sunglasses, film and more… Snorkel gear or rent. Daily day sails, dives and snorkel strips